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Green tech finds: the orangutan edition

Article: Green tech finds: the orangutan edition

If they’re in the wild, you can count them with a drone. If they’re in a zoo, you can give ‘em an iPad. Monkey business and more in this week’s green tech finds.

Wash your own diapers and grow your own soap: Cloth diapers have big environmental advantages, but they also require a lot more effort than disposables. The Swish is a diaper washing system that not only runs on solar power, but also uses greywater to grow soapnuts. (via Earthtechling and @crispgreen)

Best of the Web: Williamsburg is always ready for Halloween & Spike Jonze tries stop-motion

Article: Best of the Web: Williamsburg is always ready for Halloween & Spike Jonze tries stop-motion

Halloween or Williamsburg: Anyone that’s ever set foot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn can attest that outfits seen on the sidewalk can be startlingly strange. One minute, you’re looking at a modern Jimi Hendrix and the next, an NYU student’s take on Annie Hall. If you didn’t live here, you might think these people were en route to a costume party or similarly themed event. A brilliant new blog, “Halloween or Williamsburg,” documents some of the neighborhood’s goofiest get-ups…

Art Buzz: Cow tongue sculptures and an alien obelisk in the Tuileries gardens

Article: Art Buzz: Cow tongue sculptures and an alien obelisk in the Tuileries gardens

No time to scan all the blogs in your Google Reader? Never fear! We’ve rounded up the four art world happenings that have bloggers and gallery-goers buzzing this week.

Adrián Villar Rojas 300-foot Alien Obelisk

Buzz has been building around 31-year- old Argentinean sculptor Adrián Villar Rojas ever since he was chosen to represent his country at this year’s Venice Biennale…

Vimeo of the Week: AH

Article: Vimeo of the Week: AH

Ah from studio shelter on Vimeo. Lee SungHwan directed the quirky and fun film AH for Studio Shelter in Seoul, Korea. Made from LEGOs and stop-motion graphics the film’s fast pace includes number countdowns, cops and robbers, Star Wars, and my favorite, a LEGO version of the SMPTE color bars from TV. It’s perfect for…

Building a full size lego house

Article: Building a full size lego house

Popular UK auto show TOP GEAR (and admittedly one of my favorite shows as well) presenter James May has more than three million Lego bricks and is asking for the public’s help this Saturday, August 1 in building a full size two-story house made entirely of Legos for his BBC series TOY STORIES. As marketing…